Former umpire, Dickie Bird spoke to TwelfthMan during the second Test match between England and New Zealand at Leeds, Headingley. Bird, who belongs to Yorkshire, first officiated in a Test match played between England and the Kiwis.

In this interview Bird discusses about Headingley venue. He showered praise on coach Andy Flower for shaping up England into a successful team. Bird feels there is a lot of talent waiting in the wings and the country will remain a strong cricket side for many years to come.

Bird spoke about a few other Yorkshire players who made it successfully to the national side and praised Joe Root.